Okay…this vegetable isn’t just for kids. But I’m adding this section to my meal ideas because I’m on a mission. I want to make the most rewarding and tasty vegetables for my family. And this one was good.
I got the recipe off The Food Network but an exact recipe is hardly needed. Just toss cut-up broccoli in some olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven (400 degrees) for 10 minutes, add the Parmesan cheese, and cook for another ten. When it’s done, sprinkle with the juice of a lemon.
My 3-year old rarely tries newly prepared vegetables but lately I’ve noticed a change in her. When I first offered her the broccoli she said no. I happily ate them but then asked her, one last time, if she wanted to eat one before I finished them off. She said yes and had four pieces!! I could tell she was very proud of herself. I guess creating “scarcity” (or chowing down in front of her) worked.
I like that these are crispy — a nice change for broccoli. And even though I loved the flavor, next time I’ll add some garlic. Because my daughter seems more receptive to new foods earlier in the day, I’m going to keep trying veggies at her our afternoon snack when we are usually home.
If you have some tasty ways to make vegetables for your kids — and want to let fellow parents know about it — let me know!
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